2000 - Linguistics

YALE Linguistics Department Reunion
Retrospects and Prospects
November 10 - 12, 2000






Friday, November 10

12:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Hall of Graduate Studies, Room 119

320 York Street

2:00 pm

Tour of Haskins Laboratories

270 Crown Street

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Welcoming Remarks

Hall of Graduate Studies, Room 211

Susan Hockfield
Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Stephen Anderson
Chair, Yale Department of Linguistics
4:15 - 5:45 pm

Historical linguistics: The future of the past


Stanley Insler '63 PhD
(Indic and Far Eastern Languages & Literatures)
Yale University


Hans Henrich Hock '71 PhD
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Andrew Sihler '67 PhD
University of Wisconsin, emeritus

Stephanie Jamison '77 PhD
Harvard University

6:00 pm

Reception and dinner

Sterling Memorial Library

120 High Street

Dinner Talk On the grammar of "squat" (pg-13)

Paul Postal '63 PhD (Anthropology)
New York University


Saturday, November 11

9:00 - 10:30 am

Phonetics: Speech movements on the linguistic landscape

Hall of Graduate Studies, Room 119


Louis Goldstein
Yale University


Suzanne Boyce '88 PhD
University of Cincinnati

Rena Krakow '89 PhD
Temple University

Sharon Manuel '87 PhD
Emerson College and
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Elizabeth Zsiga '93 PhD
Georgetown University

10:30 - 11:00 am

Coffee break

11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Why do we study "exotic" languages?

Hall of Graduate Studies, Room 119


Harold Conklin '55 PhD (Anthropology)
Yale University, emeritus

Doug Whalen '82 PhD
Haskins Laboratories and
Director, Endangered Languages Fund

12:30 - 2:00 pm


Presidents' Room, Woolsey Hall

2:15 - 3:45 pm

Parlay-vous linguistics? Or, What can you do with a linguistics degree?

Hall of Graduate Studies, Room 119


Larry Horn
Yale University


Karen Baumer '96 MA
Vice President and Word Kitten, SmartText, Inc.

Renée Fleysher '92 (aka Ranya)
Actress, choreographer and belly-dancer

Ben Fortson '89
Lexicographer, Houghton-Mifflin Company

Lizanne Kaiser '99 PhD
General Magic, Inc. (a Silicon Valley dot.com)

6:00 pm

Cocktails and dinner

Peabody Museum, Great Hall

170 Whitney Avenue


Sunday, November 12

9:00 - 10:30 am

Cognitive science: The study of language as the study of the mind

Hall of Graduate Studies, Room 119


Stephen Anderson
Yale University


Maria Babyonyshev
Yale University

Paul Bloom
Yale University

Frank Keil
Yale University

Maria Piñango
Yale University
10:45 am - noon    

Farewell brunch

Rose Alumni House

232 York Street